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Cross Country - Fri, Sep. 14, 2012
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When the rankings for the NAIA women's cross country teams came out Wednesday, September 12, the CU Eagles skyrocketed from receiving votes to #10 in the nation.  The women's program had not been ranked since 2007 and it is a huge step for second-year head coach Jim Brewer and his staff.

 

The women have only competed in one event this season, taking second at the Redlands Invitational on September 1 behind #5 GSAC-rival Biola.  Sophomore Jessica Marquardt led the Eagles, finishing seventh.  It's early, but Brewer is confident his ladies have great things ahead of them.

"The chemistry on our women's team has been impressive from the summer on," Brewer said.  "They have some goals and want to go to nationals as a team.  This is one of the most enjoyable groups of women I've been able to coach."

Concordia has a great cross country tradition, winning the NAIA National Championship in women's cross country in 2000, and taking the combined NAIA National Championship in 2005 and 2006.

Coach Brewer took over a program he needed to rebuild in 2011 and the ladies were unable to post a team score most of the year.  In 12 short months his ladies sit second in the GSAC, 10th in the nation, and poised to keep climbing.  The CU cross country programs are back on the course tomorrow, September 15, at 8:15 am in Riverside, CA for the UC Riverside Invitational.  Check back here for the results.

 

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